WORLD WAR Z Recruits X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Special Effects Team Cinesite
Published: June 28, 2011 - 9:08am
The Brad Pitt starring zombie apocalypse flick based on the acclaimed novel from Max Brooks has enlisted the help of the effects gurus who worked on projects such as Battle: Los Angeles and the last critically acclaimed X-Men movie.
World War Z is based on the novel of the same name by zombie expert Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide). The novel and presumably film, follow a reporter (Brad Pitt) as he documents the zombie plague by interviewing various people from around the world. The story is massive in scope and details the sweeping zombie outbreak as it engulfs the planet and how various countries and cultures cope with the pandemic, downfall of society and war against the walking dead.
World War Z is directed by Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Quantum of Solace) and stars Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, Ed Harris, Julia Levy-Boeken, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale.
Visual effects company Cinesite is notorious for their recent forays into generating CGI that displays war torn surroundings, which is a huge aspect of the zombie ravaged world that is sure to be on full display in World War Z. Cinesite is also currently working on the Disney sci-fi epic John Carter and recently contributed to the acclaimed X-Men: First Class, which turned out to be a huge critical success.
"We're very excited to have been awarded such a significant portion of visual effects for this highly anticipated movie. With our work on Battle: Los Angeles and Generation Kill, we’ve proven our ability to create scenes of epic destruction and realistic character animation. We can’t wait to do it again for World War Z," said Antony Hunt, managing director at Cinesite.